The Springfield Fox

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The Springfield Fox or Vixen, The Springfield Fox is a short story by Ernest Thompson Seton, from his first collection, Wild Animals I Have Known (1898). It was reprinted the following year in Lobo, Rag, and Vixen.


The Springfield Fox is about a red fox vixen whose mate and cubs are killed, one cub being kept alive and chained. "All means she knew she tried, and every danger braved to tend him well and help him to be free."[1]


  1. Selected Stories of Ernest Thompson Seton. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 1977. p. 86.
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